If only we would allow the Word of God to transform our minds, we could stop seeing people in the natural. The very people that you keep counting out are ones that God may use mightily for the advancement of His Kingdom. All those ‘things’ that you believe are so important in ministry, God is not impressed with. What God desires are willing vessels through which His Spirit can work.
It is often said that where God guides, He provides. We don’t have to chase after stuff. God will use whomever He will to accomplish whatever task He chooses. He is sovereign. We, as the body of Christ, have really lost sight of what that really means. We are looking at men and women as if they have the power to promote or demote us. That authority is reserved for God alone. While you’re trying to align yourself with so-called powerful ministry leaders, God is using the custodian on the night-shift to witness to the masses.
Consider the mission of the church while you are clawing at priestly robes and lofty titles. There are far too many lost souls inside and outside our church walls for us to discount the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I don’t believe God is going to care about your latest watch, shoes, robe, lectern, etc. while people are perishing from your pews. When God uses the former crack addict in the street to do the job He originally assigned to you, don’t become bitter when he starts a ministry and half your members go with him. Get over YOU and allow God to use you.